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QBE supports Pancreatic Cancer patients to reduce feeling of isolation

By Sophie Wraith-Lee
QBE EO Foundation Adviser

The QBE Foundation has helped Pancreatic Cancer UK to significantly grow their specialised support services for patients and their families, through their ‘Living with Pancreatic Cancer Support Days’.

Through the Foundation’s grant scheme, the charity was awarded £7,800 to fund six support days across the UK in Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Liverpool, Stoke and West Sussex. The day enabled people to overcome some of the disadvantages they face and independently make decisions about the care and treatment options that are best for them.

“I think my Dad’s biggest issue is that he feels so alone in his illness. By coming here, he has got to meet others that understand everything he’s going through. I just wish there were more of these days.”

Clients also explored different ways of living well whilst meeting others in a similar situation. By bringing people together to share their experiences, it has also helped improve their wellbeing and reduce feeling of isolation.

Pancreatic Cancer UK is fighting to make a difference and to change the future for patients and their families, facing a truly devastating diagnosis. The leading pancreatic cancer charity in the UK provides a comprehensive range of support services by helping thousands of people to cope with their diagnosis every year.

In 2018 we provided 80 grants to charities. Your charity could benefit financially from our support too. So please visit our Foundation page and put in a grant application.